Angela de la Cruz

Transfer
, 2011
Installation view
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Biography

 

Born La Coruña, Spain 1965

Lives and works in London, United Kingdom

 

Angela de la Cruz completed undergraduate studies at Goldsmiths College, London in 1994 and a Masters in Sculpture and Critical Theory at Slade School of Art, London in 1996. She has also studied at Chelsea College of Art, London in 1990 and at Santiago de Compostela, Spain in 1987.

De la Cruz is known for her slashed and crumpled painted canvases and deconstructed furniture that comment on the demise of painting and modernism. The artist creates monochromatic canvases and then manipulates, warps and vandalises them. Through the deformed paintings de la Cruz asserts herself against the weight of art history, leaving the viewer with the residue of her violence.

Exhibitions include: ‘Shut up and Paint’, National Gallery of Victoria, Melbourne (2016); ‘Storage’, Wetterling Gallery, Stockholm (2016); ‘Larger Than Life’, Galerie Thomas Schulte, Berlin (2015); ‘Traspaso’, Helga de Alvear, Madrid (2014); ‘Colour me in’, Esbjerg Art Museum, Denmark (2014); ‘Transfer’, Anna Schwartz Gallery, Melbourne (2012); ‘Delimitations’, Herzliya Museum of Contemporary Art, Tel Aviv (2012); ‘After’, Camden Arts Centre, London (2010); ‘Turner Prize’, Tate Britain, London (2010); ‘Soft Sculpture’, National Gallery, Canberra (2009); ‘Clutter’, Anna Schwartz Gallery, Melbourne (2005); ‘Perth International Arts Festival’, The Church Gallery, Perth (2002); ‘One Painting’ and Lift Gallery, London (1999).

Public collections include: Tate Collection, London; British Council Collection, United Kingdom; Contemporary Art Society, United Kingdom; Fundacion La Caixa Fundación, Barcelona; National Gallery of Victoria, Melbourne; GOMA / Queensland Art Gallery, Brisbane; FRAC, Nord Pas de Calais, Dunkerque, France; University Collection, Bruxelles; as well as private and corporate collections in Australia, Europe, and the United States.

 

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Bibliography


Exhibitions

Stephen Bram, Angela de la Cruz, Mikala Dwyer, Clement Meadmore, Mike Parr

In abstraction, the body
, Carriageworks

Angela de la Cruz

Transfer

Angela de la Cruz

Clutter

Angela de la Cruz



Recent Works

Angela de la Cruz

Compressed (Orange)
, 2011
Oil on aluminium
130 x 80 x 60 cm
This work is available. Enquire here.

Angela de la Cruz

Compressed (Red)
, 2011
Oil on aluminium
123 x 73 x 42 cm

Angela de la Cruz

Deflated 21 (Red)
, 2011
Oil on canvas
190 x 80 x 40 cm
This work is available. Enquire here.

Angela de la Cruz

Dirty 5 (Red)
, 2011
Oil on aluminium
54 x 47 x 28 cm

Angela de la Cruz

Extension 3 (Red/Orange)
, 2011
Oil on canvas
125 x 40.5 x 15 cm
This work is available. Enquire here.

News

Angela de la Cruz wins The National Plastics Arts Award in Spain

From 20 October 2017
by Brit Es Magazine

Angela de la Cruz wins the prize ‘National Plastic Arts Award, 2017’  in Spain. Yesterday the jury unanimously awarded “the intensity of her work, which explores the complex relationship between the illusionist space of the painting and the physical presence of the sculpture”. This award recognizes artists whose work or activity represents an outstanding or innovative contribution to […]